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Old February 7th, 2013 (11:34 AM).
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Miss Doronjo
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Quirky
So everyone knows about status ailments, right? Those unfortunate side effects that some moves might inflict on your pokemon in conjunction with causing damage. Some even have moves dedicated solely to causing them (Thunder Wave, Will-O-Wisp, Toxic).

There are 5 major status ailments, and three minor ones.

Major:


Burn
Each turn, the Pokémon afflicted with the Burn loses 1/8th of it's Max HP
The Pokémon's Physical Attack Stat is cut by Half. This effect does not work on Pokémon with the Guts ability
The Pokémon's Special Attack Stat is doubled on Pokémon with the Heat Rampage ability


Paralysis
The Pokémon afflicted's Speed stat is reduced to 25% of it's Maximum. Pokémon with the Quick Feet ability are not affected
The Pokémon has a 25% chance of being unable to attack each turn


Sleep
The Pokémon cannot attack for 1 to 7 turns, the turn count is lowered with the Early Bird ability


Poison
The Pokémon loses 1/8th Max HP each turn
The Pokémon loses 1/16th Max HP for the first turn and then adds 1/16th to the amount to be lost so on 2nd turn 2/16th, 3rd 3/16th and so on until the Pokémon faints

Freeze
The Pokémon cannot use any attacks (apart from those that thaw it)



Minor:

Curse
The Pokémon afflicted loses 1/4 of it's Max HP each turn

Confusion
Confusion is another status effect that is common in use to hinder your opponent for 1 to 4 turns

Infatuation
The Pokémon afflicted cannot attack 50% of the time



What types of status aliments in competitive play do you find yourself using the most, and which do you find can be most useful? Is it team dependent, or tier dependent for you? How often do you rely on these status attacks to win battles? Do you normally use Minor or Major status ailments?
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